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Kathryn Way
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Kathryn Way

Kathryn Way is a queer writer, comedian, designer, creative, and business owner who was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She moved around as a young whippersnapper chasing comedy dreams, but it was the leaving Houston that led to truly loving Houston. Now, she’s making awesome things happen in her bubbly and diverse artistic communities while sharing her love of Houston’s past, present, and future with absolutely anyone who will listen.

Cirque du Soleil's Equality Night

Something feels a bit kindred between the old-timey allure of the circus and queerness. We’re at home in the outer fringes, getting a little bit weird and a lot bit theatrical. The camp, the sparkle, the drama, the costumes, the spectacle, the song “Circus” by Britney Spears, Hugh Jackman singing musical numbers about the greatest show on earth—that’s a whole vibe for us. It’s quite appropriate, then, to learn that Cirque du Soleil is hosting an Equality Night benefiting Houston LGBTQ+ center…

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Celebrating Houston Black History

A vital part of honoring Black History Month is also honoring Black Present and Black Future. The contributions of black Houstonians — from artists and chefs to business owners and performers — help make Houston the internationally renowned city that people know and love. As one of the most widely diverse cities in the world, Houston is popping and bubbling with prime examples of Black Excellence to celebrate regardless of which month on the calendar we’re observing. View this…

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Living The Dream: Houston Celebrates MLK Day

1929 was a significant year in The United States. Wall Street crashes, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is created in New York City, and the Academy Awards debuts for the first time. That same year, Anne Frank, Barbara Walters, and Martin Luther King Jr. were born. These three well-known figures all seem to come from entirely different eras, but time is a tricky thing. The fact that Barbara Walters is still kickin’ highlights the fact that we are not terribly far from the civil rights era as it…

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Las Culturistas: Get Your Culture on Like a Local

This is the year of clear vision and we’re evolving beyond all past versions of ourselves. We’re staying hydrated, we’re supporting local art, we’re reading more books, we’re going to the museum instead of the club. With a new decade comes new adventures — all of which can be easily found in the Houston metropolitan area. Houston is filled to the brim with arts and culture just as widely diverse as the city itself, and it calls on us to explore with open arms. Consider this your cultural…

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Free Post-Holiday Houston Adventures

The holidays are hectic. Social hangovers are real, family hangovers are real, regular hangovers are extremely real, and financial hangovers are totally a thing. While recuperating from the holiday rush, everyone should spend at least one full day in pajamas, abandon all diet plans, and find something to do that is free or at least super cheap. Of course, a huge, bubbling city like Houston is full of hidden, free gems to experience while you and your wallet recover. View this…

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Feel the Spirit

Though our weather forecast may not be in agreement, the holiday season is finally upon Houston. We already gave you the ultimate holiday rundown to check all of the most necessary holiday hallmarks to check off your list and prepare you for the season. Now that the season’s arrived, we have even more holiday celebrations and events to get you frolicking all fun and festive before we ring in the new year. View this post on Instagram A post shared…

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Vietnamese Cuisine in H-Town

View this post on Instagram A post shared by LES NOO'DLE Pho Noodle Bar (@lesnoodlehtx) on Sep 2, 2018 at 8:08am PDT From 1975-1988, 1.2 million Vietnamese families resettled in Houston. Houston’s Midtown neighborhood was home to “Little Saigon,” bustling with businesses like tailors, markets, and restaurants. Though current-day Midtown is in a bit of a shift, remnants of that cultural evolution can be found on the street signs in the area…

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Small Business Saturday, Houston-Style

One of Houston’s many nicknames is “The Energy Capital of the World” because we have over 5,000 energy-related businesses in operation across our greater metro area. While Houston is known as a titan of the oil industry, our renowned diversity heralds constant creativity and innovation. We have so many new enterprises in a myriad of industries, and it’s basically impossible to leave empty-handed when celebrating Small Business Saturday in Houston. Whether you’re treating yourself or treating…

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Uniquely Houston Gifts

Houston is one of the most diverse cities in the nation, so when you’re looking for a gift to take home after your visit, you’re probably not going to head to the nearest Target. Our local businesses have an expertly curatorial eye that reflect the vibrancy of our artists and makers. The creative underbelly of Houston is like a string of holiday lights that, together, make all 669 square miles of our city shine brighter. Even if you don’t have a gift idea in mind, these shops did the hard part…

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Holiday Shows and Events Around Houston

One of the most jubilant times in Houston is when the city gets hit with its first fall chill after a long summer. Usually in late autumn, everyone breaks out their winter coats and scarves, getting into the spirit of the season with changing leaves, sparkling lights, and pumpkin spice everything. Our winters are comparatively mild to other parts of the country, so our holiday celebrations are exuberant, energetic, and a perfect opportunity to observe happy Houstonians in their colorful holiday…

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